Makeover for Colin Campbell House
The Plymouth City Centre Company has welcomed news of renovation plans for the only surviving Art Deco building in the city centre.
Colin Campbell House, in the corner of Colin Campbell Court in the West End of the city centre and currently home to the City Furnishers Store, is in line for improvements under a scheme to encourage a new tenant into the building.
The Council acquired the building in 2016 as part of its long term regeneration plans for the West End.
Built in 1938, the 20th Century Society described it as a unique example of interwar architecture in Plymouth city centre. In its time it has been a car show room, a Habitat store and the ground floor is currently occupied by City Furniture Store, who are relocating.
The Council has been working closely with NHS colleagues on an exciting new health and wellbeing centre in a section of Colin Campbell Court, which has been submitted to planners, but is also turning its attention to the location’s landmark building.
A decision is being signed this week by the leader of the Council, councillor Nick Kelly to allocate £760,000 into the capital programme.
Steve Hughes, chief executive of the Plymouth City Centre Company, said:“ “This is yet more good news for the West End of Plymouth City Centre and paves the way for more investment in addition to the planned health hub. Colin Campbell House has so much potential but desperately needs this clean-up and investment which, hopefully, will lead to a new use which is what our changing city centre needs. Our West End businesses will be delighted.”
A design, costing and schedule of work exercise has been carried out to complete works to the ground floor to improve the quality of the space.
Work will focus initially on the ground floor and the exterior.